The Barber of Seville Summary
Pierre Beaumarchais

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The Barber of Seville Summary

The Barber of Seville was Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais's first comic work and first successful play. Beaumarchais drew on age-old themes and comic types to create a work that dazzled the audience with its humorous wordplay, irreverent activity, and lively characterization. The use of archetypal characters allowed viewers to readily relate to Figaro and company. However, Beaumarchais imbues his characters with traits of particular importance to his original pre-Revolutionary audience. Thus does The Barber...

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